Whatever Project Scorpio is going to become hasn’t been announced yet, but it now has a product page on the Microsoft Store. But if you’re hoping for some juicy details about the upcoming console to be hidden there, I’m going to disappoint you. There’s nothing there we don’t already know.
The bullet points on the page are exactly the details Microsoft has confirmed so far:
- The most powerful console ever with 6 teraflops of graphical processing power
- The first and only console to enable true 4K gaming and high-fidelity virtual reality
- Compatible with all Xbox One games and accessories
Even the release date of “Holiday 2017” is spot on with what Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said so far.
What’s the point then?
E3 is just a few months away, so this is likely Microsoft starting the warm-up process for the inevitable announcement. What this feature adds that previous announcements hadn’t is an “Email me when available” button. In other words, the second that announcement goes live, Microsoft will be able to notify anyone who has signed up about just how much the system will cost and when it’ll be available.
While we’ll be watching Microsoft’s show at E3 this year like a hawk, subscribing to the notification might be worth it if you’re bullish on Project Scorpio and almost sure you’re going to buy one.